Shimano A530 SPD Sport Road Pedals

Shimano A530 Sport pedals work with cleats and without—you decide whether to clip in or to flip pedals and crank on the wide platform.
  • $65.00

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  • Ideal for recumbents, commuters and recreational cyclists. the SPD compatible step-in system flips over to a concave, stable pedaling platform
  • Pedals feature durable chromoly spindles with 8mm Allen wrench mounts and low-maintenance sealed-bearing-cartridge axles
  • Includes Shimano SH51 cleats; also compatible with Shimano SH56 cleats, sold separately
  • Pedal require 4mm Allen wrench for cleat installation, 3mm Allen for tension spring adjustments and 15mm spanner for pedal installation, all available separately


Shimano A530 SPD Sport Road Pedals

Specification Description
Best use Road cycling
Pedal design Clipless / Platform
Cleat design 2-hole
SPD compatible Yes
Material(s) (Spindle) chromoly steel/(body) aluminum
Weight 383 grams

Shimano A530 SPD Sport Road Pedals

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Rated 5out of5
by fromCompination Pedals a Boon I had taken a fall recently when my wheel went into a rut and I could not get my foot out of the lock. I immeditely ordered these pedals. It took a bit getting used to, but I use the clips for distances and kick out of them and use the flat pedals as I approach rough areas or places that I am likely to stop. This has worked very well for me. I am surprised that this is the only pair that I have seen.
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat pedals I'm a beginner/recreational cyclist and this was my first set of clip-in pedals. I wanted something that easy to get in and out of. These pedals are great because they provide a flat surface on the other side for use without cleated cycling shoes.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 5out of5
by fromperfect pedals The pedals are perfect. I was a little hesitant after reading some reviews about how difficult it was to get clip side up or clip in/out but I find they quite easy on both fronts. I did loosen the clip-side tension screw all the way and it is tight enough but not too tight.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Purchase Received a new bike as a gift and wanted a versatile pedal I could use with cleats or without. These pedals were exactly what I was looking for. One side is for SPD cleats and the other side is a flat pedal for use without. Works very well for me for longer rides and quick, casual rides. Always be sure to adjust the tension so you can pop the cleats out quickly if you need to.
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Pedals I hadn't ridden a bike in over ten year, and had never used cleats. I use a Shimano SM-SH56 SPD Cleat Set, because the description of these cleats made them sound easy to release from the pedal. I'm new, and I don't really know if this is true. In any case, it was easy to get the hang of using the cleats. Following advice from other reviews, I loosened the cleat attachments on the pedals (very easy to do) and after a few close calls on the first ride (remember, I hadn't been on a bike in over 10 years), everything has been going smoothly. I ride frequently, 30 miles at a time. The start and end involves a few intersections with traffic lights, and I find it very useful to have the non-cleat side available for sudden starts to cross before the light changes back to red. Aside from all this, the aluminum construction seems very durable, and I will use these pedals on any bike I buy in the future.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 5out of5
by fromA good, versatile pedal These pedals work very well. I've used both the flat side for my commute and the SPD side for longer, spirited rides on my commuter bike. My wife recently used these pedals on a 60-mile ride with no issues.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat versatile pedal Because I prefer to ride clipped in most of the time I use Shimano SPD pedals on all of my bicycles. I put a set of these on my Townie so that I could ride around our neighborhood with my grandchildren or do a quick trip to the store without having to put on my cycling shoes. I like these pedals so much that I'll be buying another pair to put on my touring bicycle.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Pedals These are my first clipless pedals ever. I use them on my hybrid bike and love them. They're definitely lighter weight than some of the other cheaper Shimano pedals. The platform is the perfect size for wearing regular shoes when you want to go for a quick ride. I like being able to adjust the flow. I leave mine on the easiest flow and my cleat comes out quick and easy, but never accidentally. I like that the cleat release is only 1 directional, which prevents your cleat from coming out of the pedal when you don't want it to.
Date published: 2009-06-13

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